Asian Studies 60th Anniversary Celebration

Monday December 6, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, an anniversary of deep cultural significance in a variety of Asian societies. In cultures that traditionally used the sexagenary-cycle-based calendar, the 60th year not only marks the end of a previous calendric cycle, but more importantly also welcomes the beginning of a new one.

To commemorate this significant and pivotal 60th anniversary, we cordially invite you to join us virtually on Monday, December 6 at 6:00pm (PST) to celebrate our past sixty years of accomplishments and look forward with us to an even more splendid future together. During the virtual event, we will review the exciting developments and achievements of the Department and its language programs as well as its area studies programs and new initiatives. Come gain a deeper understanding of the Department’s vision for the future. Lastly, the event will provide an opportunity for you to virtually gather with friends old and new. You are warmly invited to join this celebratory event.

Date & Time:
Monday, December 6, 2021 | 6:00pm-7:00pm (Pacific Standard Time)
Location: online via Zoom

Free & open to the public. Please register via the link below to receive a spot:

Register here:

You are more than welcome to bring your family and friends from outside the Department to this online celebration. Get ready for an hour of reminiscence, effervescence, and inspiration!

Please feel free to contact if you have any questions regarding this event or any difficulties registering. We look forward very much to seeing you online on December 6!